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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jun 18, 2010 11:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: one of the best firsts sets the dead ever played?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-09-18.sbd.miller.20675.shnf

I just dug this one up after a long dormancy, and man is it hot! I'm only four songs in but this is moving stuff. The UJB and FOTD are musical perfection. This show has an infectious, laid-back but alert energy that captures me like few others.

I don't remember my thoughts on the second set, but it sure looks good on paper. Can't wait to sink my teeth into this one over the next few weeks.

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Jun 18, 2010 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: one of the best firsts sets the dead ever played?

That's the quintessential UJB for me. Cycles through my iPod regularly.

Odd that the music should be so fine when the tour was a disaster in nearly all other ways (see McNally, 475-477).

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jun 18, 2010 12:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: one of the best firsts sets the dead ever played?

Fantastic show start to finish. Listened to it last weekend. Great Eyes!!

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jun 18, 2010 12:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: one of the best firsts sets the dead ever played?

Still on the first set - wicked Mexicali Blues as well!

I do listen to the Eyes more frequently than the rest of the show, it is killer.

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Poster: Jim F Date: Jun 20, 2010 12:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: one of the best firsts sets the dead ever played?

Yeah it's definitely hard to beat, for sure one of the better first sets of the year. Sometimes a bit frantically paced, as are most 74 shows (esp these coke-feuled Europe shows), but lots of fun. I always liked the short-lived arrangement of FOTD found here. This one is really an all-around fine show. Any show that even remotely alludes to Caution is a great show in my book.

I'm especially enjoying this as-don't ask me why, it's a long story-I am trying to trudge my way through the St. Louis shows of July 1995. I gave up while reading this thread. A 70's To Lay Me Down? Set closing 20+ plus minute 74 Playin? '74 versions of Eyes, Ship of Fools, AND a Caution Jam? Resistance is futile.